CISI - Certificate in Corporate Finance

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment was founded in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners. CISI qualifications are globally recognised by a wide range of governments and their regulators. Organisations across the world are using CISI qualifications and membership to ensure that their staff possess the practical knowledge to carry out their job roles and to meet the needs of the regulators.

The Certificate in Corporate Finance develops the essential foundation knowledge required to work in the corporate finance sector. The syllabus explores corporate finance legislation, regulation and techniques and provides you with an understanding of how corporate finance transactions are developed to meet client needs. It is suitable for practitioners working in corporate finance and related areas, such as venture capital, who need to demonstrate a sound understanding of both the regulatory and technical aspects of the subject.

Senior industry practitioners are closely involved in the development of the programme ensuring the exams are work related. Successful candidates can progress to the higher-level Diploma in Corporate Finance.


  • Each unit is completed by successfully passing a 1-hour exam consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions at one of our Computer Based Testing (CBT) centres.
  • Exams are taken by computer based testing (CBT).

CISI Syllabus

Course:On-Demand Only
Study Mode:Face to Face (English Language)
Study Time:120 hours
Syllabus:1. Regulation
• The Regulatory Environment in the UK
• FCA Conduct of Business Sourcebook
• Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
• Takeovers and Mergers
• Prospectuses
• Equity Capital Markets
2. Technical Foundations
• Quantitative Methods for Corporate Finance
• Financial Statements Analysis
• Capital Structure
• Introduction to Business Valuations
• Corporate Transactions
• Corporate Finance Documentation
Delivery:Classroom Tuition
• 7 sessions of 4 hours (1 meeting per week)
• 5 hours of homework per week
• 13 hours of examination preparation
Delivery:In-Company Training
• 7 sessions of 4 hours
• 5 hours of workplace training (5 sessions)
• 13 hours of examination preparation
Fees:Distance Learning: EUR 1,750 per participant
Classroom Study: EUR 2,375.- per participant
* group discount available
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